There is not a day that goes past that I do not think of Hezekiah. Most days I think of him several times and the children bring his name up a lot. The little girls have named all their baby dolls Hezekiah. They are always giving me Hezekiah hugs and taking pictures they made for him out to our Hezekiah tree. We have pictures of him all over the house that I look at several times a day. I love to stop and look at him for a moment, he is so precious to me. We miss him so much and were so thankful for the precious memories we have of him.
This year we planted small pumkins outside and we picked 9 ripe ones already so today I decided to preserve them. We cleaned them, cut em, took the seeds out, boiled them, peeled the shell off, pureed the pumpkin and tomorrow I will put the finished product in freezer bags. We ended up with 24 cups of pumpkin at the end of the day. It was a long day of working but I know we will appreciate it. The kids were champs about helping and are excited about roasting some of the pumpkins seeds for the first time. We will save some of the seeds for planting for next year.
As I was taking the pumpkin out of the food processer I thought of Hezekiah. The pumpkin was pureed like baby food and at 7 months Hezekiah could have had some if I was giving him food. I normally nurse my babies exclusively until they are one but if I did give him food it would be made by me. Then I thought about how I should have a fussy, teething little boy on my hip as I work. You know making things a bit stressful. It brought tears to my eyes, how I miss my boy!
This is one of my favorite verses, it gives me peace and hope whenever I think of Hezekiah.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1